There are 3 ways to get from Bowen to Townsville by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bowen to Townsville Spirit of Queensland

$41 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bowen to Townsville Gx415 / ...

$17 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Bowen to Townsville 127.6 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Bowen to Townsville is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bowen to Townsville is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs $55 - $75.

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The distance between Bowen and Townsville is 172 km. The road distance is 204 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Bowen to Townsville, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bowen and arriving at Townsville. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between Bowen, QLD, Australia and Townsville, QLD, Australia?

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Bowen to Townsville 5 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Bowen to Townsville 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Bowen to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Bowen to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$17 - $25
Flexifare
$26 - $40

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